The CBd
Amulet gem in modern gold ring: Bust of Sarapis, zodiac cycle
CBd-Number:
CBd-2035
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9785
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9785
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 59
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16 x 12.5 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
mid-2nd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
concentric motifs; modius; rays (4); Sarapis; zodiac cycle

A: Two concentric circles, the outer one divided into twelve sections containing the twelve signs of the zodiac (from left center, clockwise: Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn), the inner one enclosing the bust of Sarapis, head in profile to left, with four rays around the head and crowned with a calathus.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2035

Images
Cast of CBd-2035 obverse  in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

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CBd-2035. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2035 on 11-12-2017.

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Credits by Margarete Büsing

Rights © Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum

Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Rights © Cornell University Library

Notes Cast preserved in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

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